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Alistair Sheat
Living in Marahau (with wife Koa) Alistair currently volunteers for the ATBT - managing the equipment shed, trap line checking, and bird counting. Alistair has 20 years experience as research manager with Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR), managing water quality, community participation, and service science research teams. He has represented NZ science in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Korea. With his family, Alistair has holidayed at Totaranui in the Abel Tasman National Park for the last 10 years and enjoys the natural beauty and experiences that the Park has to offer.

Allan Barker
Allan came to live here to enjoy the outdoor life and wants to see the park visitor experience continually improve. His background is in science and manufacturing with some acquired skills in management and financial control. He traps with "Friends of Flora" and sees potential for co-operation between the two organisations.

Darryl Wilson
is CEO of a family tourism business in the Park, and is one of 3 generations now involved in this. His family has been linked to the region since 1841.

John Richards
is a retired farmer with business management experience and is involved in Aviation Tourism, and heavily involved in predator trapping as a trust volunteer.

John Campbell
Lives in Motueka, family bach owner at Torrent Bay. Retired Quality Systems Coordinator and Research Orchard Manager for “The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited”. Has worked in many International aid projects over 40 years and currently working in rural development through quality, safe and compliant commercial horticulture and science in Viet Nam and Kenya.

Kim McGlashen
(Chair) maintains an active involvement in companies involved with exporting, manufacturing and primary production. He brings to the Trust both commercial and governance experience.

Stew Robertson
is the founder of Abel Tasman Eco Tours, he has many years experience skippering commercial vessels in the park, and his passion for the environment inspired him to pursue a Diploma in Marine Studies and BSc in Biological Sciences. Since then he has created the park's first dedicated eco tour, focussing on the natural wonders of the park's ecosystems, while telling the amazing story of conservation in the Abel Tasman. On his tours he has officially extended the range of the King Shag to Adele Island and helped discover a critically endangered plant, previously unknown in the park. He also works with school groups and the local community on citizen science projects and marine clean-ups .

Aneika Young
Aneika Young is Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa descent from Motueka. She holds a BSc in Environmental Studies and Maori Resource Management and is completing her MSc in Environmental Studies at VUW. Aneika is an environmental and ecological consultant for Tiakina Te Taiao Ltd. She is also an iwi rep on the Otuwhero Trust, Tasman Bay Working Party and Project Janzoon and a walk guide for Wilson’s Abel Tasman, with an interest in conservation and ecological restoration.

Pam Holyoake
(Secretary/Treasurer) is a lawyer, recently retired from practice, whose career has also included accountancy and project funding in NZ and Australia.

Richard Fowler
is a lawyer and current President of the Wellington District Law Society. He is also trustee for the scenic reserve created by Perrine Moncrieff, the driving force behind the formation of Abel Tasman National Park in 1942.

Chris Golding
(ex officio DOC) represents the Department of Conservation. Biodiversity is his job and his passion.

All Trustees are volunteers with a passion for the Park and a commitment to its future.



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